Bill Clinton

Campaign Ethics: Lies, Inconsistency and Money

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has become a massive success not just because of its humorous reality checks of the far right, but also for taking Democrats to task. (Image via Comedy Central)

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University held a program on campaign ethics Friday. The central question posed: Do campaigns have ethical standards? It is not a question that can be fully answered in a sound bite. So let’s start with the three core issues: lies, inconsistency and money.

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Silicon Valley CEOs Need PR Tips

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, made waves this week when it became public that the company will no longer allow employees to work from home. (Photo by jdlasica, via Flickr)

The titans of Silicon Valley need some personal public relation advisors. Marissa Mayer, Tim Cook, Meg Whitman, Scott McNealy and many others fail to grasp the most basic PR concepts. They don’t have to look far for good role models. David Packard, Bill Hewlett, Steve Jobs and Gordon Moore were masters at molding their public image.

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Let’s Focus on Community over Politics

Community organizers at Santa Maria Urban Ministry look to help families and children in the Guadalupe-Washington neighborhood.

Omar Torres, executive director of the local nonprofit Santa Maria Urban Ministry (SMUM), joins San Jose Inside as a new columnist. In addition to writing about his work as a community organizer, Torres, who is an elected member of the Democratic Central Committee, will break down how politics work behind the scenes in San Jose and Santa Clara County.

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Santa, Please Bring Back the Arts

Bill Clinton might be one of the nation’s best examples of someone who was educated to use both their left and right brains.

If I had one request for Santa this holiday season, I would want him to work with each of our 31 school districts—too many, for sure—and make certain they have plans to expand STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curricular planning to include the Arts.

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